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Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Coupe, Convertible
Jul 31, 2005 (1:37 pm)
I removed the Pontiac and 6.0 emblems from the 2005 trunk lid myself, very easy to do. Do NOT remove the GTO badge symbols on the side, there is a hole under there. On the Aussy Holden Monaro they side signal or marker lights there. Do NOT take the Pontiac symbol off the top of the trunk lid, there are 2 small holes under it.
I bought 3D vinyl letters for the GTO symbol at the bottom of the plastic fascia on the rear to fill it in. To me it looks better. Some of the Mustang guys do that with the Cobra letters imprint on their rear fascia, buy vinyl letters so you can see it better. I got vanity plates as well.
#1190 of 2056 Re: Pretty defensive on car you don't own [elias]
Jul 31, 2005 (1:44 pm)
Even though the GTO isn't my everyday car, I still needed the backseat for the kids carseat when going to car shows etc. Mustang was too tight. The only pain in both cars is getting in or out. Once you are in GTO, feels like a midsized car, pretty roomy back there. The backseat of the GTO is much more comfortable then the Grand Prix's and just as much if not more room
#1191 of 2056 Re: debadging GTO [gxpgtodanman]
Jul 31, 2005 (6:55 pm)
thanks for the debadging info, gxpgtodanman. it is consistent with what i have observed and what dealer told me. i can see that the 6.0 emblem is just a 'sticker'. i actually want to remove just the 6, so it says ".0". but i'd only do that if i could get rid of the triangular GTO badge on the front fenders too, and get a smooth/holden rear bumper cover. the car is in the body shop now so maybe i'll ask them to do that stuff. but at this point i'm thinking it's pointless. the functionless hood scoops alone make the car obviously fast / obviously a sick-fast pontiac, like a WS6 TA. the car gets so much attention that i doubt removing the badges will make a difference with that. i'm just going to have to get used to driving a car that gets so much attention. oh, the sacrifices i make
one mustang guy (previous-gen) rolled up next to me at a light, saying that he wished we were first in line. i told him i would be happy to blow his doors off even though my car wasn't broken in yet. when he realized it was a 2005, he said "never mind, i don't have a chancet". i told him, hey, i can't see if if you have a blower or something under your hood, but if you do, you'd have a chance. he said no way. "nuff respeck" to the mustang guys too. the new mustang is plenty awesome. i think it's funny how some folks get so touchy about mustang vs. gto, or mustang vs. camaro. but it makes for some entertaining edmunds//newsgroup threads doesn't it!
be safe out there folks. keep the racing on the track, and keep the other drivers in mind when you are on the street - make your driving moves to increase their safety ! this is the responsibility especially of us more skilled drivers, to make moves that increase the safety of the less skilled drivers. ok, all that said, i'll probably get mowed down by a dump truck tomorrow but hey at least i'll go out with the right attitude, maybe saving the life of some clueless geo metro driver who will never realize it, as i get flattened by the dump truck. ok then, on that positive note, TTFN !!!!
#1192 of 2056 hoodscoops do work in a way [elias]
Jul 31, 2005 (7:12 pm)
Actually the hood scoops on the 2005 GTO do FUNCTION. They let hot air escape and help cool/vent LS2 motor. Saw a thermal picture somewhere on ls1gto.com site. Otherwise they don't do anything for perf.
#1193 of 2056 gxpgtodanman
Aug 01, 2005 (1:23 pm)
Following your train of thought for all of you out there not that you do it, just as a precaution:
STOP TAILGATING! AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS NOT TO DO SO.
I have seen accidents produced merely by some idiot that thought the person in front of them wasn't fast enough at 85mph. There is no road in America with a 85MPH speed limit. The person in front did not gave the approaching vehicle the right of way and the vehicle in the back pulled in front of the other vehicle and slammed the brakes. Road rage last 5 minutes, the sentence in Jail is a life due to reckless driving and homicide. 5 People died that day.Driving that fast should be left for the track. I don't want to sound dramatic, I just want to see that our roads are safer and that we can see our GTO's 20-30 years from now and enjoy the view-sound of a wonderful piece of machinery.
#1194 of 2056 Re: gxpgtodanman [max19]
Aug 01, 2005 (1:52 pm)
I don't tailgate, but many people love to tailgate me so close behind my GTO that I can only see their windshield in my rear view mirror. This is with me going nearly 10mph over spd limit. If I ever had to stop hard, I would get rammed.
#1195 of 2056 Re: debadging GTO [elias]
Aug 02, 2005 (6:15 am)
all that said, i'll probably get mowed down by a dump truck tomorrow
Funny you should mention that.
Avon Mountain Accident
This was like 2 miles from my girlfriend's house.
Aug 02, 2005 (4:58 pm)
Tailgating is dangerous and annoying. I would add traveling slowly in the fast lane as well though. If we all stopped tailgating as well as got over when someone wanted to pass, we'd cover both sides.
#1197 of 2056 Re: Shelby Cobra doesn't take care of Vette, not Z06[stang22] [442man] [sputterguy] [stang22]
Aug 02, 2005 (6:29 pm)
You can talk about what is gonna be. But lets talk about right now. I have a 2005 GTO and there is not a mustang made now that will keep up with me. Will there be a mustang? Let's wait and see. Talk is cheep. Mustang are allways slower.
#1198 of 2056 Re: Shelby Cobra doesn't take care of Vette, not Z06[stang22] [442man] [sputterguy] [stang22] [stang22]
Aug 02, 2005 (6:44 pm)
Wake up. The 2005 mustang don't have a chance against my 2005 GTO. The mustang does have the looks but not the speed like my 2005 GTO. It my sell better than my GTO but maybe that's because it's $10,000 less than my GTO. My GTO has better times over the mustang. And as far as the looks of my GTO people love it. Everyone stop and looks. I would rather drive a 400 hp car that u don't see every time you turn around like the stang that everyone has cause it's cheep.